Louis I. Kahn: das Gesamtwerk

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Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 2001 - Architecture - 207 pages
Louis Kahn (1901-74) was one of the 20th century's most influential architects. His dramatic, often almost aggressively stark buildings continue to inspire designers throughout the world. Based on the latest research, this book provides an authoritative and clear overview of Louis Kahn's life and works.The Yale University Art Gallery (1951-53) and the Richards Medical Research Building of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia (1957-61) were amongst the first manifestations of Brutalism and seminal works in the history of modern architecture. Kahn's most important later works include the First Unitarian Church, Rochester, New York (1959-67), the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California (1959-65) and designs for the new capital in Dhaka, Bangladesh (1962-74). These and other buildings are shown in all their expressive power in numerous illustrations. The book also includes a complete chronology of events in Kahn's life and work.

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Klaus-Peter Gast (b. 1956) is an architect and building historian. He trained and taught at the Technische UniversitAt Braunschweig (Braunschweig Technical University), obtaining his doctorate in 1995 with a dissertation on "Das Indian Institute of Management von Louis I. Kahn. Zur Darstellung des Systems figA1/4rlicher Geometrie" ("The Indian Institute of Management of Louis I. Kahn: Representing the System of Figurative Geometry"). Research trips to Rome, Paris, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Ahmedabad, and Dhaka; lectures etc. in Berlin, Hanover, Philadelphia, Bangkok, and Venice. Numerous publications.

The author is a leading authority on Indian architecture who has lived in India since 1997